Beautiful Antique Persian Mahal Sultanabad Area Rug, Country of Origin: Persia, Circa Date: 1900 – The striking colors and exquisitely fine detail of this gorgeous Persian Sultanabad carpet make it an unusual find, particularly for the carpet in such fine condition. This carpet was produced in Sultanabad and is known as a Sultanabad Mahal. It is beautiful, and it holds a special place in carpet history and would make a fine collectible.
At the end of the 19th century, there was an interest in reviving the traditional carpet weaving industry of Persia. Sultanabad has a history of rug weaving that goes back to the mid-17th century. The city was known for producing carpets of exceptional beauty and fine quality. Demand for fine Persian carpets continued to grow.
Sultanabad / Mahal rugs were known for their bold floral patterns and captivating colors. This piece has an all-over floral pattern that uses a range of colors on a dark background. The level of detail in this carpet requires a high knot count, each one created by skilled hands. A carpet of this size could easily have taken a year or more to produce, even with a team of weavers working on it.
This is an elegant antique rug that would be the perfect centerpiece of a formal room. It could also make the perfect addition to a Boho chic space with its saturated colors and floral theme. It is the perfect piece for a home, office, or public space that is on a grand scale where it will create a beautiful focal point of the room.